Florida Motorcycle Accident Statistics
With beautiful weather year-round, it’s no wonder why so many choose to ride motorcycles in Florida. Unfortunately, there are also many motorcycle accidents in Florida. According to the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there were 9,384 motorcycle crashes in 2012, resulting in serious injuries and death to motorcyclists and their passengers. As a result of these accidents:
- 7,809 motorcyclists were injured
- 425 motorcyclists were killed
- 839 motorcycle passengers were injured
- 32 motorcycle passengers were killed
Sadly, 1,680 of those motorcycle crashes occurred in Tampa Bay and led to 78 deaths.
- Hernando County: 116 crashes, 8 deaths
- Hillsborough County: 721 crashes, 39 deaths
- Pasco County: 264 crashes, 9 deaths
- Pinellas County: 579 crashes, 22 deaths
Riding a motorcycle certainly has its advantages, but it can also be dangerous. Before operating a motorcycle or riding as a passenger, be sure you are up-to-date on safety tips and procedures. Learn how to avoid negligent drivers and what to do if you get into an accident. A little preparation could make a big difference.
Contact a Tampa Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident in Tampa Bay and the accident was caused by someone else’s negligence, contact an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer at the Capaz Law firm. We are passionate advocates for injured pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclists and will fight to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries. If you lost a loved in the accident, we can also seek compensation with a wrongful death lawsuit. Call (813) 440-2700 for your free consultation.
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